Born in 1978, Lam studied Fine Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong before undertaking an MA at Central St Martins College of Art, London in 2004.
Though he paints in the style of Chinese landscapes, Lam does not particularly try to embrace the classical cultural tradition. On the contrary, his oeuvre records the ease with which he slips from one gesture or aesthetic to another. It integrates the different and contradictory fluxes of a society in constant movement: journey and landscape are essential as links between places and times, memories and dreams.
Lam has been awarded numerous scholarship and awards, including Hong Kong Finalist at the Nokia Art Awards- Asia Pacific in 2000, Arts Scholarship from Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003. In 2005 he won the prestigious Hunting Art Prizes Young Artist of the Year in U.K. He was recognised by the Secretary for Home Affairs Commendation Scheme in 2012. Lam has exhibited extensively world-wide and has works in many private and public collections in the UK, Spain, USA & Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art.